By Paul Teetor
Phil Jackson is back - unofficially, but with 95 percent certainty, pending a signed deal, etc. etc.
This changes everything for the Lakers. How can simply replacing Coach Mike Brown with the Lord of the Rings make such a huge difference?
Suddenly an LA Lakers vs. Miami Heat Final ... More >>
There's a future NBA champion being built piece-by-piece at the Staples Center this year. It has a point guard destined for the Hall of Fame, a dominant power forward, a young, outrageously athletic 7-foot center and a shooting guard with no fear, no conscience and no hesitation.
I'm talking, of co ... More >>
There are some crazy-ass Lakers expectations floating around town. The last time expectations were this high, USC had a No. 1 pre-season ranking and Matt Barkley had a premature Heisman coronation. How's that working out for Trojans fans?
No doubt the new-look Lakers will win a lot of games and go ... More >>
Yesterday came the news that the Lakers had landed future Hall of Fame point guard (and all-around amiable Canadian dude) Steve Nash from the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a boatload of future draft picks.
Despite being 38 years old (the fifth oldest active player in the NBA), Nash last year had on ... More >>
Pau Gasol was loathing the idea of being traded away by the Lakers. Kobe Bryant even came to his defense when rumors were swirling that the lanky Spaniard would be shipped off as part of a multi-way deal.
Today the Lakers made the deal -- with longtime player Derek Fisher going to Houston and Luke ... More >>
Valentine's Day is fast approaching, thus it is time to book reservations at your favorite swank restaurant. Assuming you have a date for the evening. If you do not, well, check back later for our Best Dive Bars in L.A. list.
Of course your significant other may not be the white tablecloth sort, s ... More >>
What race is Latino? We've pondered the issue before, and the correct answer is any of the above: Latinos can be black, white and almost anything in between, because Latino isn't a race, it's an ethnicity.
That makes things difficult enough for the folks who tally data for the U.S. Census, but now ... More >>
Guzzle & NoshLakers gingerbread cookies.Maybe nothing would have dried the tears of Lakers fans after that 88-87 opening day loss to the Bulls, but least these gingerbread men would have soothed their bellies -- while putting some cash in the coffers of a worthwhile charity. The gingerbread c ... More >>
Looking at all the outstanding photographs in our annual Best of LA People issue, you might guess photographer Kevin Scanlon had a lot of fun capturing the city's personalities, and you would be correct. Watch the video for candid moments with Jane Oshita, Luis Arriaga, Lenora Claire, Pau Gasol, R ... More >>
Pilar Alessandra.Who are the best people in L.A? We are, of course. (We kid).
But seriously, it's that time of year for LA Weekly's "Best of L.A. People" issue and if you're not a people person, it's not for you.
While in years past you might have had to wait for the print edition on Thursd ... More >>
José Andrés' beautiful fun-house of a hotel restaurant, The Bazaar, has been open for about a year and a half now, where the Spanish chef has been serving up cotton candy foie gras, little tin cans of King crab and raspberries, and olive oil pancakes to a crowd variously composed of hotel guests, ... More >>
Photo credit: Anne FishbeinMr. Gold, with dim sum menuDear Mr. Gold:
I love this big giant melting pot we live in, but why do we have such little representation of Spanish food? Am I missing something?
Dear Mr. Armendariz:
Probably because L.A.'s best maker of charcuterie, ... More >>
In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
Happy New Year everybody.
"Sweetened and condescended milk." Squid Ink Top 10: Foodie Typos.
"I kind of lost a little faith in Spanish restaurants in L.A., because the quality wasn't nearly as good as I thought it could be. ... More >>
You probably already know him as the second best player on the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. But what you probably don't know (unless you read our September interview with Lakers trainer Gary Vitti) is that he's also the team's resident foodie. He is, after all, from Spain. Squid Ink ca ... More >>
Jeff CowanLakers fans: Storm Troopers and Transformer Bumble BeeLos Angeles doesn't really do civic pride. We're too aloof and jaded for that sort of thing. We're a secular, sunglasses indoors, windows up, bowling alone type of town (except that when we bowl, it's usually at some swanky alley with a ... More >>
Prediction: If Kobe doesn't grow a mullet, the Lakers will take it in June.
Kobe Bryant = Kanye West
Raised in more affluent circumstances than their peers, Kobe and Kanye are not only among the best in their respective fields, they share a severe lack of humility and empathy. Mutually ol ... More >>
The Green Room backstage at the Jimmy Kimmel Show is one of the more supremely wonderful places on earth. It's Xanadu--a place specifically designed to hit all the pleasure receptors of the male mind. No matter how refined or cultured you think you might be, it's impossible not to get a little jan ... More >>